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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1926 Royal Enfield Commuter Motorcycle

1926 Royal Enfield

1926 Royal Enfield Commuter Motorcycle

Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder 2-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Displacement: 250cc
Fuel System: Amal carburetor
Transmission: 2-speed, handshift
Suspension: Girder front forks, rigid rear
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 200lb.
Top Speed: 35mph

A typical Twenties commuter motorcycle, this classic bike probably gives over 100mpg. These little 250cc machines were very popular, with low running costs, ease of service and quite good construction. The large-diameter external flywheel on this Royal Enfield helps to smooth out the characteristic erratic running that 2-strokes have at low revs. 

1926 Royal Enfield